White Oak River Grant to open Canoe Trail May 5, Wednesday

We did good last Wednesday. So much so we received 90 man hours of “in kind” credit toward the Grant Fund for Jones County.

We will repeat the the same procedure this Wednesday. We will meet at the campground at 9:00 AM. More Jon type boats and chain saws are most welcome. The public is invited to join us in this effort. This camp ground is the White Oak River Campgroud on Route 17 between Maysville and Belgrade on the WhiteOak River.

At this time we cannot know what the river levels will be. We did it at 4 inches. If the river level drops there will be more logs that need attention. We will plan our attack for the day when we meet. We plan to quit at 3:00.

Since this is the same day as Crystal Coast Canoe and Kayak Club meets, those of you from out of town are welcome to come to my house for a shower and we can have another party of Chinese food before the meeting. Elmer

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Elmer, The White Oak River Trashman

Stewards of the White Oak River Basin

Please visit: www.whiteoakstewards.org 910-389-4588

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Sharks Tooth Island, May 1st, This Saturday

We meet at the Wildlife Ramp in Cedar Point on Route 24 at 9:00 for pictures of the group.Other pics will be taken on the island.

The followig e-mail was sent out April 1st. It is May 1st this Saturday and this clean up is still a go. IWLA is participating and 12 girl scouts are joining us.

Dudley’s Marina will take people with no boats over to help us clean up. Go there after the picture taking if you are participating without a boat.

It took us three or four days to clean it up in 2002. Hope to do it all Saturday.

2004-05-01, Sharks Tooth Island on The White Oak River and The Intra Coastal Waterway. This is right across from The Wildlife Ramp on Route 24 in Cedar Point Point where the White Oak flows through and along with the Intra Coastal Waterway by Swansboro and Cedar Point. We cleaned up the entire island here last year and the year before.

This year we will have Jason McGarvey, Editor, Outdoor America, Izaak Walton League of America and Ray Clark, Photographer and Art Director with us to write up the story with pictures.

They would like to have lots of children in the pictures and welcome the public to come to help us. Maybe we can clean up this one island on this day alone this way, this year. What we may find is totally unknown at this time.

We need families to join us with canoes and kayaks and motorboats. We will launch between 9:30 and 10:00 and leave by 3:00 and hopefully leave this very popular area clean for our tourists this season.

Bring your own lunch. Plan to get your feet wet. Use sun tan lotion and we don’t anticipate bugs, but who knows?

If the ramp is crowded when you get there you can launch at the foot of North Front Street in Swansboro at Bicentenial Park. If no parking available, you can use the new red brick parking lot with pervious paving at the top of the hill across from Frist Citizens.

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Elmer, The White Oak River Trashman

Stewards of the White Oak River Basin

Please visit: www.whiteoakstewards.org 910-389-4588

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